Thailand in Flux: A Complex Path to Democracy

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Post-election politics remain fluid – with the prospects for progressive democratic reform diminishing


What Shifts in the Perception of Jews in Post-Soviet Russia Say About Russian Nationalism

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The shifts in the perception of Jews in Russia highlight the overriding force of nationalism and its hyper-intensification in post-Soviet Russian society


Minds, Hearts and Coronets: How Monarchs Influence Their People

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

In democratic Japan, the emperor still has influence, while in Tonga, the monarchy takes a unique approach to balancing executive powers between sovereign and parliament


As China Moves to Form a New Government, Xi Jinping Shows Restraint – Will it Last?

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

The Chinese leader appears to be taking a more restrained and pragmatic approach to foreign policy and key domestic challenges


The "Bleak Swan" – This Year of Living Perilously

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Reviewing the ups and (mostly) downs of 2022, Vasuki Shastry of Chatham House considers the fallout from the Ukraine war, China’s Covid-19 fumbles and more


Over Two Decades After His Downfall, Malaysia’s Man-in-a-Hurry Finally Arrives

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Journalist Salil Tripathi reflects on Anwar Ibrahim, the firebrand turned reformist politician, and his long and arduous journey to become prime minister of Malaysia


Anwar Ibrahim’s Reformasi Challenge: Tackling Malaysia’s Money Politics

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The new Malaysian government has an uphill battle against political corruption and cronyism, write Universiti Malaya's Khairul Saidah Abas Azmi and Rozaimah Zainudin


Without Irony, India Rejoices at Rishi Sunak’s Rise

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Vasuki Shastry of Chatham House examines the unappreciated irony of Sunak’s achievement, given the politics and society of India today.


Nationalism and (False) Eurasianism in Today’s Russia

Thursday, October 20, 2022

To explain the context of Russian nationalism today, Dmitry Shlapentokh documents how Eurasianism has shifted from ideology and national ideal to geopolitical claim


Controlling the Narrative: Historical Distortion and the Case of the Philippines

Thursday, October 13, 2022

University of Hong Kong historian Nicolo Ludovice examines the practice of historical distortion, focusing on the case of the Philippines


The Global Economy and Great Power Competition in the New Era of Stagflation

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Key economies must focus on regional integration and promoting greater collaboration in the necessary governance to address pressing global challenges.


Fallout from Fukushima: The Unprecedented Activation of Japanese Civil Society

Thursday, September 1, 2022

The debate in Japan over nuclear power has heated up.


Resolute and Resourceful: Vietnam’s Road to Post-Pandemic Recovery

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Vietnam has weathered the pandemic storm through strong yet flexible state leadership, rapid and nimble response, and innovative use of technology


Abe Shinzo and the Importance of Cultivating One’s Own Garden

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Japan’s longest-serving PM underscored the importance of “cultivating one’s own garden” to bolster international credibility, effectiveness and leadership.


The Death of Japan’s Master Politician Leaves a Void

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

A reflection on Abe the politician, what he accomplished and what he failed to do, and what to expect from the country’s current leader Kishida Fumio.

United Kingdom

Rule Out Britannia: After Her, A Delusion?

Thursday, July 7, 2022

A reflection on Britain’s colonial past, its present political challenges, and its prospects for a global, post-Brexit future.


Anti-Feminism as a Driver of Far-Right Movements in the West

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The promotion of a misogynist agenda is worsening divisions and spurring global campaigns to counter the advancement of women, and the marginalization of other groups.